‘We are hurting’: Houston-area charities hoping for increase in donations during Giving Tuesday
They said more and more families need assistance and fewer families are able to donate this time of year. As millions of Americans spent the last several days shopping for the holiday season, millions of families continue to struggle. It all adds up.”If you donate to these charities through their Facebook pages, Facebook will match $7 million in donations on Giving Tuesday. You can find the Salvation Army’s Facebook page here and the Northwest Assistance Ministries Facebook page here. You can find lists of other charities in the Houston area that are in need of help here and here.
‘It’s all about giving back’: Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office collects toys, cash donations for Gleem Toy Drive
HOUSTON – Deputy constables could be seen standing in the medians on Tuesday morning collecting donations for elementary-age students who might otherwise go without this holiday season. The toy drive has been held outside of the Dr. Gleem Car Wash for 21 years. Following the drive, toys will be purchased with the donations and bagged up for delivery by members of the Precinct 1 Constable’s Office to students at 22 elementary schools. The event will be held at Dr. Gleem’s Car Wash, located at 3103 Ella Blvd until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Click here to donate to the toy drive.
5 ways to participate in #GivingTuesday without spending a dime
Giving Tuesday is still somewhat new in the grand scheme of social media things, and even though your first thought might be donating money, there are plenty of other ways to give, so don’t feel like you can’t participate if you don’t happen to have the funds at the moment.
#GivingTuesday: These are local organizations you can donate to, volunteer with in Houston area
Taking place on Dec. 1 this year, many local organizations in the Houston area are gearing up to respond to increased economical need. Houstonians can volunteer their time, or donate gifts or money to any local cause. Here are local organizations you can donate to on Giving Tuesday. Serving 18 counties in the Houston-area, the Houston Food Bank has helped over one million people who are food insecure. Over 60 locations and serving 600,000 people in the Houston region, BakerRipley serves as a community center for low-income families, providing important information and opportunities to succeed in life.